Monthly Archives: January 2014

Apollo, Peter & Gregg Apollo, Peter & Gregg

The husbands of “RHOA,” Apollo Nida, Peter Thomas and Gregg Leakes recently dropped by “Bethenny” to chat about the money that they received as well as cheating and strip clubbing.  It’s quite unfortunate that Apollo did not discuss about his recent arrest.  However, here are some of the things that they talked about.

With regards to their paychecks, they revealed that they received nothing.  According to Apollo, Peter and Gregg, they consider the show as their “part time” gig wherein they obtain payment in perks as well as benefit.”

Are they paying a huge price in exchange for popularity?  Apollo responded:

“I think so coming from prison, doing six years in prison and then being thrown into a TV show was kind of difficult and I think for the first time coming off I was very quiet and kind of shy, it was just a difficult transition for me.”

When asked about the discussion they had about the strip club during the pajama party, the men insist that they don’t consider these places as cheating.  Gregg revealed that he met his wife NeNe in a club, he said:

Apollo, Peter & Gregg Apollo, Peter & Gregg

“I picked mine up, I tell it like it is baby….She used to work there and when I went there and saw her….I knew she used to do that but I didn’t realize that’s where you met her…That’s not where I met her. She invited me to her job and I graciously accepted.”

Do you think that strip clubbing is not cheating?

Photo Credits: Bravo TV,  I Am Mo Better

kelis kelis

Kelis has been busy lately with the promotion of her new album entitled “Food.”  She attended the Grammys as well as other red carpet events.  Back in 2003, Kelis’ “Milkshake” became a hit and now she’s doing “Jerk Ribs,” “Cobbler” and “Fish Fry.”  These are just some of the tracks of her forthcoming album “Food” which will be released on April 22.

During her interview with Hip Hollywood, she talked about the album saying:

“My new album is called Food. It comes out April 22nd. Dave Sitek produced it. It’s full band. It’s got horn sections and strings and orchestra. It’s very dramatic. And I’m really excited about it. I don’t rush to put albums out. I kinda like to wallow in them for a bit. So it’s one of those!”

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What is her motivation on this yummy album title?  Kelis revealed:

“We were recording in a house. It was Dave’s house and he lives really close to me so… It was a huge band. People were there and people are hungry. And so we were eating, recording and singing and eating some more. So it became… [Food]. That was the plan but that’s just what it ended up being because that’s just who we are, which was nice because it was just really natural and felt really good and tasted really good, too.”

Here is the complete list of the tracks on the album “Food”:

1. Jerk Ribs

2. Breakfast

3. Forever Be

4. Floyd

5. Runner

6. Hooch

7. Cobbler

8. Bless The Telephone

9. Fish Fry

10. Change

11. Rumble

12. Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy

13. Dreamer

Is your stomach already growling?

Photo Credits: Vibe, Bet

LaLa and Sway LaLa and Sway

La La Anthony and her husband Carmelo Anthony have experienced ups and downs in their marriage.  However, these things only made their relationship stronger.  In 2004, there was an incident which could have destroyed Carmelo career.

According to reports, La La ex-fiancé and Carmelo had a fight in a certain club.  Some people adored him for defending his woman while others fear that he might lose his endorsement opportunities.  Later on, when Carmelo was interviewed he said that “he only did what any man would have done for their woman.”

Now, despite the fact that the couple is having a strong relationship, La La still recalls the abuse from her ex.  During her interview at Sway In The Morning to promote her new book, she said:

“You know and it was my first love and I felt like he was controlling me because he loved me and that’s how he’s showing me that he loved me. And it was later on that I realized that was completely wrong and that’s a message I want to get out to young women out there. That’s not love.”

La La Anthony La La Anthony

She also chatted about the worst moments in this abuse, she revealed:

“Throwing plates of food at me. Breaking glasses. Always being really angry and upset. I was like, ‘This can’t be love.’ Love shouldn’t feel like this. I would tell myself that and continue to stay. It could be the smallest thing–that could be your breaking point. And I remember calling my dad like, ‘Dad, I need you to come and get me.’ I hadn’t even talked to my dad because I had isolated anyone who wasn’t a fan of the relationship. Anyone that didn’t say anything good, I didn’t want to talk to them. I said, ‘Dad, you got to come get me.’ Literally, my dad just got in the car and drove up there to come pick me up. It’s a defining moment to my life that I’ll never forget.”

What are your thoughts about the past abuse?

Photo Credits: Sways Universe, Micah Jesse

Beyonce-Jay-Z Beyonce and Jay-Z

It has been 15 years since Jay Z joined the music industry as a rapper.  Now, he is not only a great artist but he is also a wonderful father as well as an amazing husband to his talented and beautiful wife Beyonce.  Last Sunday, Beyonce performed a sexy number during the Grammys.  Later on, Jay Z moved closer and kissed Bey in front of the audience.  Jay Z was grateful for the award that he won and he thanked God not necessarily because of the award but because of the woman in his life.  He said:

“I want to thank God, I mean a little bit for this award, but mostly for that and all the universes for conspiring and putting that beautiful light of a young woman in my life.”

However, a particular writer of The New York Post calls Jay Z as “a poor excuse for a husband.”  In her article, she wrote:

“What do you call a man who stands there smiling and singing as his scantily clad wife straddles a chair and shakes her rear end for other men’s titillation?”

“I’m certain if I look through enough Jay Z song titles, I’ll come up with the right name for his role in Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night. Rhymes with Goodyear. . . ? Well, how about I just call him a poor excuse for a husband.”

Beyonce and  Jay-Z Beyonce and Jay-Z

She further added:

“It wasn’t surprising to see Jay Z, looking pleased at his wife’s hyper-sexualized exhibition on stage.” After all, “he’s made a living singing lyrics that call women ‘bitches’ and ‘hos,’ so we shouldn’t be surprised that he objectified his own wife on stage.”

“The sophisticates will say that what we saw Sunday were just the long-established stage personas of Beyoncé and Jay Z; why should their marriage change that?”

The article ended with a good question:

“Beyoncé had a career before she got married–should marriage change the way she performs?”

What are can you say about Bey’s performance?

Photo Credits: Pop Sugar

Maxwell and Julissa Bermudez Maxwell and Julissa Bermudez

Maxwell was recently spotted with a mystery woman in Miami.  The mystery woman is Julissa Bermudez who is a television host and a brand ambassador.  It seems that the two are having a great time in the sun.  Now, the question is “Are they dating?”  Maxwell and Bermudez were also spotted in 2011, but Julissa quickly dished:

“He’s a friend. It’s the perfect example of how media loves to pin people together to make a story. I take a picture with someone and of course I’m automatically “dating” them.”

Maxwell and Julissa Bermudez Maxwell and Julissa Bermudez

She further added:

“I am SO single. Absolutely. It feels good. I’m in a good place in my life. Honestly, when you’re not looking, certain people walk into your path and walk into your life. You’re asking a Libra girl that loves love [Laughs]. Sometimes in life you have to surrender, and that’s just the circumstances, whether it’s the cards you’ve been dealt or just surrender to the things that are out of control. I feel that that comes with experiences.”

What do you think? Are they dating?

Photo Credits: Hip Hollywood

La-La Anthony La-La Anthony

Yesterday, La La Anthony was busy with her book signing at Barnes & Nobles in Tribeca.  Aside from the book signing, there was also a Q&A.  La La’s new book which is entitled, “The Love Playbook,” is now available in different stores.  In this book, she offers some tips and advice with regards to sex, love as well as marriage based from her very own personal encounters.

Here are the four lessons that you can learn from La La:

The first lesson is “Rule Of Thumb For First Dates: Go Alone”

La La said:

“Here is the number one thing: Do not bring your friends with you to your first date please! Alright? We don’t need tagalongs. Go to the date. Be confident. Bring yourself. I see so many [people] that are like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to meet this guy, it’s my first date. And I’m bringing three of my friends.’ That’s not cool! So let’s not bring tagalongs to our first date, OK?”

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The second lesson is “Men like a woman who is doing her own thing”

La La said:

“I think a man is attracted to an independent woman. Someone who has their own thing going on. And it’s different forms of being independent. Everybody is not meant to run a Fortune 500 company, that might not be everybody’s dream. But you could have a hobby, you can have something you’re into [in order] to bring to the table. Bring something that makes you valuable to the relationship and make sure you never feel like you have to depend on a man for anything. Have your own. So definitely independence is attractive to a man.”

The third lesson is “Be open to communicating and teaching him how to love you the way you want to be loved”

La La revealed:

“You know, I did feel like [I had to show Carmelo things.] In all relationships, that’s what it’s about. It’s a learning experience for both. You want to be able to teach each other things so there are also things he taught me and I was able to teach him things and I feel like that’s what a healthy relationship is about.”

“So you know, at first, he had his ways, and he wasn’t that affectionate and I was like ‘I want someone more affectionate,’ so through love and guiding him, I was able to get him to become more affectionate. You know, you just have to show people what you want and he did the same with me so it worked for us!”

And lastly, “When you are engaged, it’s okay to enjoy the moment versus rushing to get down the aisle”

La La shared:

“Enjoy the moment. Enjoy what’s happening and live in the moment… We’re always running and so busy and thinking about the next thing that you don’t enjoy the moment. So take your time and enjoy the engagement and the moment. And there is no rush! I was engaged for a very long time and people put me through the ringer for it. [They said] that I was going to be engaged forever and never get married but guess what? I did it my way and my marriage has lasted longer than half those people that were talking all of that stuff before. So do it your way and enjoy it.”

What can you say about these four love lessons?

Photo Credits: I Am Not A Stalker, Global Grind

Rihanna Rihanna

Despite the fact that it’s snowing in NYC but that didn’t stop Rihanna from appearing on Good Morning America.  RiRi wore a nice business outfit as she chatted about winning the Best Urban Contemporary Album for the album “Unapologetic.”  She also has a new title which is the Philanthropic Partner of MAC Cosmetics.

What is her reaction to the Grammy award that she won this year for the album “Unapologetic”?  Rihanna said:

“I was so shocked. Really I was at home and one of my friends hit me and said, ‘You just won a Grammy,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ I went onto the Internet and I just saw [the word] Unapologetic. It was quite an emotional moment, surprisingly, but I was in shock. I was excited. It’s a good feeling to still be that excited at this point in my career.”

Rihanna Rihanna

What made her decide to be the new face of MAC?  She revealed:

“The thing about MAC as a brand that I really love and embrace [is] they don’t judge. They’re not here to say, ‘Be perfect.’ They want you to have fun as well as myself. I want you to have fun. I love having fun, but you have to be responsible. You have to be safe. Protect yourself. You have to look out for yourself because nobody else can do that for you. It’s real. It’s a real disease. If we can just protect ourselves and be more responsible about it, I think that’s important for young people.”

How did she feel after winning the first ever AMA’s Icon Award?  RiRi said:

“It is a very surreal feeling. It’s almost like I can’t touch it.  My mom, she’s so cute. It was one of those moments where I felt like I was dreaming. It didn’t feel real. It still doesn’t feel real because I feel like I  have so much more to do. I feel like ‘icon’…that’s such a  big title. It’s such a big thing to say or to even be said about myself. Now the pressure’s on. I have to live up to that and I have to keep making my fans proud.[...]Music is what I love to do so you never have to worry about me not doing that. I love making it.”

Do you like her album “Unapologetic”?

Photo Credits: Baller Alert, Reveal

Naya Rivera Naya Rivera

The sexy star of Glee, Naya Rivera, graced the cover of the Spring 2014 edition of Cosmopolitan for Latinas.  Inside the magazine, Rivera spilled all the tea by revealing how she got engaged in just six months.  Naya played the character of a tough girl on Glee, however she admits that when it comes to their relationship, Big Sean seems to be the dominant figure.  She said:

“I think he’s going to be an amazing husband, and he’ll make a great father someday. He’s so kind to people, but he also wears the pants in our relationship, which I love. We Latinas are very independent and strong, so it’s even sweeter that I’ve found somebody who can let me out of that role for a minute.”

How can she keep her man feel contented?  Naya revealed:

Naya Rivera Naya Rivera

“A lady should be a lady. You can’t get lazy- it takes work.” She has a lot of nice lingerie and there was one time that she asked a stripper on how to make her skin so soft. “She told me to use baby oil instead of lotion,” she added, “You always have to make an effort.”

“Latinas are really great nurturers who are great to our men; we love hard and we love to cook. The other morning I woke up and was like, ‘I need china — this table needs to be set all the time!’ Focusing on those things is where I’m at right now.”

How did she keep it spicy in the bedroom?  Naya laughs and said:

“I’m still sore!”  She explained that she attempted “the home pole tricks” which she obtained from YouTube.  She further added with a wink, “We have sex in public. We have sex everywhere!”

What can you say about Naya’s efforts?

Photo Credits: Tumblr,  Fashion bomb Daily

Justin Bieber Justin Bieber

After being arrested due to Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Justin Bieber is being confronted by another issue.  It seems that there is a possibility that he will be deported to Canada, where he was born.  According to Attorney Michael Wildes, first-degree misdemeanors do not likely led to deportation.  However, there has been an ongoing petition being launched which recommended that the 19-year-old singer should return back to Canada. The petition reads:

Justin Bieber Justin Bieber

“We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.”

As of the moment, it has about 700 signatures.  By next month, it should be able to generate an additional of 99K signatures.  After posting a bail of $2,500, the singer was released from jail.

Should Bieber be deported?

Photo Credits: CNN, Salon

Tia And Tamera Tia And Tamera

During a recent interview with Essence, Tia and Tamera Mowry revealed the reason why they have decided not to do any reality TV show anymore.  They also talked about sibling rivalry.  Their fans would surely miss them since they will not be able to watch them on reality TV.

Tia and Tamera Mowry proclaimed a few weeks ago that they have decided to quit doing reality show.  What is the reason behind this?

Tia Mowry said:

“What a lot of people don’t know is that it was almost 50/50. The Style Network turned into Esquire. That left my sister and I with the question, should we continue the show? It was talked about for a while. Could we pitch the show to other networks? That was when my sister and I decided to draw the line and say ‘We’re done!’ We did three amazing years. Having a camera in your home 12 months out of the year for eight hours or 12 hours a day is a lot of work. But we’re moving on to other things.”

Tamera Mowry said:

“I came to a point where I thought the universe was giving my sister and I the chance to say if we wanted to move on or not. I had time to really reflect. I thought; I had cameras when I was engaged, I had cameras when I was pregnant and then I had cameras around when I had my son. I just wanted personal private time with my family. I think that you should have balance in your life. That was something that I particularly needed. I wanted to protect that side of my life. I didn’t want [my son] on camera all the time.”

Tia & Tamera Tia & Tamera

Will you miss them?

Photo Credits: Madamenoire, Saphire Love